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Old 11-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Join Date: 08-09-13
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Default Superior Smokers SS-2 Crash Course

So, as many of you know, I am one lucky SOB who managed to snag a Superior SS-2 through the Empty Stocking Fund donation/raffle campaign put on by abangs and the Gainesville Jaycees with some sweet prizes donated by some awesome vendors! I have thanked all those involved many times already today and it just doesn't seem sufficient!

I had never even heard of one of these types of smokers before joining the Brethren a few months ago.

So, I have done a bit of digging on operating this guy and would love some super helpful pro-tips from you experienced gravity fed guys. Feel free to add to my list:
  • Stock up on Stubbs briquettes (seems to be the consensus for consistency vs lump in some quick I like running it in Major)
  • Throw some wood chunks in the ash pan
  • Buy a grease drip pan (but what size?)
  • Light half a chimney worth of charcoal in the chute with help of a starter cube, then load the chute.
  • Let the temp settle in and load that rib cookin' machine up with loads and loads of ribs
  • Sit back, relax, and pop a cold one, or two...or eight.
  • Stuff my face

I'm assuming I can keep the chute loaded anytime I use it and just choke out the fire after each use, then just re-up the chute with more Stubbs?

One day soon I will probably get a wifi Guru/Stoker/Heatermeter. Is the 10cfm just right or is it overkill and the 4-6 cfm units would suffice?

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
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